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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Towing a trailer

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Headlight adjustment

Towing a trailer can raise the front end of the vehicle enough for the dipped beam to blind other road users. Use the headlight range control to lower the light cone as required. If you do not have headlight range control, the headlights should be adjusted by a qualified workshop. Vehicles with automatic headlight range adjustment are adjusted automatically.

Things to note when driving with a trailer

Pulling off on slopes when towing a trailer

A vehicle towing a trailer is liable to roll back a short distance when moving off on a slope, depending on the angle of the slope and the total weight of the trailer and vehicle.

When towing a trailer, pull off on slopes as follows:

WARNING

Incorrect trailer towing can cause loss of vehicle control and serious personal injury.
Loading the trailer
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Trailer weight and drawbar load The trailer weight is the weight that the vehicle can pull . The drawbar load is the weigh ...

Retrofitting a towing bracket
Fig. 92 Dimensions and attachment points for retrofitting a towing bracket First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Volkswagen recommends having the towing bracke ...

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